Future Diaries on Gitcoin
Our studies in Multiversal Comparative Economics never cease to amaze us! We’ve been discovering several different approaches to managing a planet’s economy in different universes and we’re always learning a lot from it. You may have noticed the differences in our own universes we’ve touched upon on our last two episodes for example. Money doesn’t even exist in Antonis’s universe and unconditional basic income has changed the everyday lives of people in Mike’s universe.
Some approaches to economy that caught our attention lately come from your universe! You seem to have many different iterations of money, but in the recent years from your point of view in time, you’ve also been experimenting with different ways to produce money, which affects how an individual may perceive the very nature of money, and consequently how they can potentially manage and utilise it. We’ve been looking at the concept of “token economy” to get a better comprehension of this. One such approach is shaping around decentralization, and that seems to affect not only the utilitarian aspects of the related forms of money, but expands to different types of contracts and even various sociopolitical notions.
We’re impressed by the various attempts at conceiving and testing applicable models in practice, followed by learning and improving them as they go, which differs from purely theoretical approaches to economy. For example we recently noticed a concept called “quadratic funding”. It’s a model for raising funds, by first raising a matching pool, and then running a crowdfund campaign which is matched according to an algorithm through which the number of contributors matters more than the amount funded. The model claims to create more democracy in public goods funding decisions as a result!
We have been inspired by the approach of applying a concept in practice and learning as you go, and our contacts in your universe have been looking for an opportunity to put that to the test, as long as it matches our values. They’ve spotted a platform called Gitcoin, for raising funds using quadrating funding, that frequently hosts matching rounds thematically linked to important causes. One such round that is currently on is on the topic of “Climate solutions”. Our research confirms that the topic is one that calls for urgent action in your universe and our alter egos consider our broadcasts of great inspiration on the matter. Our mission is, after all, to inspire better presents and better futures. They’ve therefore created a grant for the show that has been approved and is ready for your support! If you’re part of this “Web3” world or you like learning through practice, then go ahead and contribute to the Future Diaries grant for Climate solutions!
You can find it on gitcoin.co/grants/5031/future-diaries
As you may have noticed, we of course had to pose once again as if the show is fictional, to not draw attention away from the call to action on the grant. But if you’ve been paying attention to this page you know the truth. Let’s keep it that way!